Foscue House featured in book

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 27, 2005

The Foscue House, one of Demopolis’ most famous dining spots, was recently recognized as one of the most unique dining experiences in Alabama. The restaurant was featured in Alabama Classics; Unique Foods, Chefs and Recipes of Alabama.

The book, which was put together by Alecia Archibald took a look at many different places in Alabama and featured them according to their menu and personality.

Foscue House owner Susan Grayson said it was a great thrill to be featured in the publication.

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“We were very excited to have them come down and do the story,” Grayson said. “It was a lot of fun for us and an honor to be featured.”

Grayson said she was contacted by the publishers and things developed from there.

“They called us and asked if they could send somebody down and did the story,” Grayson said. “It was really exciting and a lot of fun.”

Grayson said the whole experience was very positive with one exception. Grayson said when picture day came she was left out.

“My one regret was when they came to take the pictures I was not there,” Grayson said. “I was running late and by the time I got there the girls were gone!”

The book is part of a yearly project put together by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and travel. Each year the bureau tells the story of Alabama to people around the country with a unique publication.

This year, classic Alabama food was singled out for celebrating in the state and beyond.

The book had a very flattering description of the Foscue House, which was built in 1840 and converted into a restaurant in the 1960’s.

The book raved about the candlelit atmosphere and the “warm and cozy” environment provided by the fireplaces.

They also featured the Foscue House’s pork tenderloin in tarragon sauce and the Foscue Mountain.

Other local restaurants such as Ezell’s Fish Camp of Lavaca and Dreamland Barbecue were also featured.